Michelle Obama Jokes About Beyonce: ‘You Shouldn’t Look Her in the Eye’

Ever wondered what it’s like to be friends with Beyoncé IRL? Michelle Obama opened up about her friendship with Queen Bey during an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, September 20. 

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“You shouldn’t look her in the eye,” the first lady joked while discussing her friendship with the “Sorry” singer.

“She’s a special person. She’s a sweetheart. She’s smart, she’s creative, a great mother, she loves her family,” Obama said of the Grammy winner, who is mom of daughter Blue Ivy, 4, with husband Jay Z. “She’s just a low-key lady. We have a lot in common in that way, except I can’t sing, I can’t dance — not like Beyoncé.”

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The pair have been friends for years. Back in 2012, Beyoncé penned a heartfelt letter addressed to FLOTUS, published on her website.

“Every time I see her, she inspires me, she empowers me, she encourages me to live a healthy lifestyle,” Beyoncé, 35, wrote. “I’m proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you to look up to.”

Obama repaid the compliments, tweeting at Beyoncé at the time: “Thank you for the beautiful letter and for being a role model who kids everywhere can look up to.”

She also wished Beyoncé a happy birthday last September with a sweet tweet.

“Happy birthday to the one and only, Queen 🐝! Thank you for being a role model for young girls around the world, @Beyonce. -mo,” Michelle, who is married to President Barack Obama, tweeted.

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Beyoncé and Jay Z have also been in attendance at multiple White House events. The Lemonade songstress has aided in Michelle’s Let’s Move! Campaign aimed at solving the childhood obesity epidemic.

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